New concept art for Spider-Man: Far From Home sees Peter Parker battling an army of Iron Man zombies. Directed by Jon Watts, Tom Holland's second solo adventure as the web-slinging hero tackled the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. Grappling with the death of his mentor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Peter takes on a class trip to Europe with some of his high school friends.
The vacation Peter badly wanted, unfortunately, didn't go according to plan after Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) hijacked it. The former S.H.I.E.L.D. director recruited the hero for a mission against the mysterious Elementals that teamed him up with Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Far From Home. But what seemed like a straightforward job went through a series of plot twists and turns after it was revealed that his new ally wasn't really the comrade they all thought he was. A master of illusions aided by salty former Stark Industries employees like himself, Mysterio only wanted his hands on E.D.I.T.H. - a system that allows its user to access all of Stark's resources. The network can be tapped by Tony's advanced sunglasses which he left specifically for Peter.
With Mysterio as the main villain for Far From Home, Watts was able to stage some amazing action sequences, including one where Peter was trapped inside illusion-induced maze inspired by the comics. One of the many things the hero saw was a zombie version of Iron Man crawling out of his grave. The particular bit was haunting, but an alternate version of the said scene almost saw Peter battling an army of Iron Man zombies as seen in artist Henrik Tamm concept art. Check out the illustration below shared on the creator's official Instagram account below:
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Fans asked Tamm why this piece of concept art didn't make it to the theatrical cut of Far From Home, but the creator has yet to reply. Perhaps it's due to time constraints. Mysterio's illusion bit ran for quite a while and Peter saw a lot of things during that trippy venture - from fake Fury and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) to MJ (Zendaya) in Paris. As cool as it is to see this illustration on the big screen, it's more or less a repeat of the version that fans saw on theaters - if not better. Unless Marvel Studios is planting plot seeds with the highlight of these zombie Iron Man army, a single one crawling out of Tony's tombstone and reach out for Peter more appropriately encapsulated the young hero feeling haunted buy the death of his mentor.
With Stark now gone, Peter will have to fully move on without his mentor. And given his surprise identity reveal in Spider-Man: Far From Home mid-credits scene, he has his work cut out for him. That doesn't mean, however, that Stark will no longer have a presence on his life, especially after Peter formed a genuine bond with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) as they bonded over their shared loss in the sequel.
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